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Jan Vertonghen joins Benfica on free switch as ex-Tottenham defender indicators three-year deal


Former Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has formally joined Portuguese giants Benfica on a three-year deal.

The 33-year-old efficiently underwent a medical over the course of Thursday and Friday, earlier than finalising his transfer to Lisbon.

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Vertonghen, who featured over 300 instances for Tottenham throughout an eight-year stint within the Premier League, left the north London aspect on the finish of his contract final month.

The Belgian ace just lately joined talkSPORT to bid his personal particular farewell to everybody related to Spurs.

“I’ll miss them,” Vertonghen advised White and Sawyer. “I had a good time at Spurs and made a lot of buddies, and realized a lot of issues – maybe much more off the pitch than on the pitch from my household at Spurs, and I’ll miss everybody.

“It’s been an ideal journey and will have possibly lasted longer, nevertheless it’s time for it to finish.”


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Vertonghen struggled for recreation time after Jose Mourinho succeeded Mauricio Pochettino as head coach in November 2019, however he nonetheless spoke extremely of the defender all through his reign.

That was highlighted when he praised the Vertoghen’s ‘character’ after he agreed to signal a short-term contract extension to see out the rest of the marketing campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Benfica completed second within the Primeira Liga in 2019/20, and can enter subsequent time period’s Champions League on the third qualifying spherical stage.






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